The Ohio Sale of Oleomargarine Initiative, also known as Initiative 1, was on the November 8, 1949 ballot in Ohio as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure allowed the manufacture and sale of colored oleomargarine.
| Ohio Initiative 1 (1949)|
| Yes|| 1,282,206|| 61.59%|
Election results via: Ohio Secretary of State
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
||The present law of Ohio prohibits the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine containing any coloring matter.
The proposed law would change the present law so as to permit the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine colored with any coloring matter which may lawfully be used in the manufacture of butter or other foods intended for human consumption. It would also require that an individual serving of oleomargarine served to a patron of a public eating place be plainly market with the letter "M."
SHALL THE PROPOSED LAW TO PERMIT THE MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF COLORED OLEOMARGARINE BE APPROVED?
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State, "Amendment and Legislation: Proposed Constitutional Amendments, Initiated Legislation, and Laws Challenged by Referendum, Submitted to the Electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ State Library of Ohio, "Proposed constitutional amendments, initiated legislation and laws challenged by referendum, submitted to the electors," accessed February 9, 2015
- ↑ Youngstown Vindicator, "Official Questions and Issues Ballot," November 4, 1949
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.